Bearing the Tristate winter is never an easy task, but who says you have to hunker down under the covers and wait for coveted summer to have some fun? These winter activities not only get you moving around, but they are perfect for all ages, and even those hard-to-plan first dates.

Don’t worry—you won’t need to grab your enormous ski jackets or earmuffs for these activities, because they are all in the comfort of the great indoors.

When trying to find a “jack of all trades” indoor activity, The WEB Extreme Entertainment takes the cake. From multi-level laser tag, mini golf, go-karts, and mini bowling to one of the largest arcades in the area, there is more than enough to do. They offer flexible birthday packages, private events and even overnight deals. For school and youth groups who want to host something but financials are tough, they have an annual GIVE BACK party that gives groups a chance to join in on the events, while providing a free lunch. 7172 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd, West Chester. 513-297-3991 or

Awarded a United States patent for it’s over-the-top playing court, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Springdale will satisfy your desire to be able to fly like a superhero. The giant indoor trampoline park is equipped with two courts of 3-D dodge ball, a court for basketball and a foam zone. While the kids are literally bouncing off the walls, parents looking to stay active can enjoy SkyRobics fitness classes. This is an indoor activity that will keep younger ones from going stir-crazy while giving the older crowd something to get excited about. 11754 Commons Dr, Springdale. 513-671-1333 or

Calling all adventure seekers, RockQuest in Blue Ash is looking for you. Just because there is snow on the ground doesn’t mean climbing needs to come to a halt. The best part about this indoor activity is there is no need to be an athlete to do it. RockQuest ensures all participants are climbing at their ability level, and promises this activity is a better alternative to the gym. With instructional classes, outdoor climbing events, youth programs and team building packages, RockQuest is sure to keep you busy all year round. 3475 E Kemper Rd, Blue Ash. 513-733-0213 or

Sometimes it’s difficult to plan an exciting party indoors for birthdays and get-togethers. Run Jump-N-Play in Mason solves this problem with ease, and a lot of fun involved for every age. It really is a child’s paradise with a giant indoor play room packed to the brim with swing sets, trampolines, basketball courts, giant inflatables, cosmic glow bowling, golf and a cannon air blaster. And for the young-at-heart, this is still the perfect place to throw them a one-of-a-kind birthday bash. 8481 Duke Blvd, Mason. 513-701-7529 or

If you’re on a winter budget and cutting back on activities, don’t rule everything out just yet. Great Parks of Hamilton County also offers activities for the younger ones during the winter. The Sharon Center’s Adventure Station is for children ages 2-12 and offers them an indoor play facility equipped with ladders, tunnels and a ball pit. Another option for families is Winton Woods’ Parky’s PlayBarn, a former dairy barn that is now an indoor playground that quacks and moos like a real farm. 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville and 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati.